DNC Asks RNC to Commit Not to ‘Weaponize Stolen Private Data’ in 2020 Election

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez challenged his Republican counterpart to commit to not using data stolen by foreign governments after the Mueller report confirmed Russia engaged in hacking during the 2016 election.

“As the leaders of our country’s two largest political parties, we have a responsibility to protect the integrity of our democratic process,” Perez wrote in an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel published through Medium on Monday.

“That’s why I urge you to join me in condemning the weaponization of stolen private data in our electoral process.”

Perez cited President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s comments on CNN this week, where he said there was “nothing wrong with taking information from Russians.”

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Perez was taken back by Giuliani’s statements. “This is an affront to our democracy that must be condemned by anyone who cares about our country’s future,” he wrote.

The chairman went on to say that the RNC refused to make such a commitment in the last election and that the Trump campaign “gleefully sought to benefit” from the cyber attacks.

“In this age of cyber-warfare, we owe it to the American people to make sure that the election is decided by the will of the voters, not foreign governments,” Perez wrote, adding, “This is not about red and blue. This is about red, white, and blue.”

The DNC chairman doubled down and said his organization would not encourage, seek out, or use stolen data in the 2020 election.

When asked for comment, the RNC pointed to a previously made statement from McDaniel:

“Any breach of our political organizations – regardless of party – is an affront to all of us, and we should come together as Americans to prevent it from ever happening again. It’s important we do all we can to safeguard our future elections.”

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Charles William Dickens
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Why isn’t the DNC and the Hillary campaign being held accountable for the illegal spying on Trump during the 2016 election? This should not be given a pass in light of the firestorm that followed the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration. It really irks me to see the Democrats getting away with just about anything due to to lack of moral courage on the part of so many Republicans.

Betsy Brown
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Let’s us not forget this all started with a British spy gathering dirt on Trump at the request of Clinton & DNC.

General Confusion
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You are confused, Betsy.

The Steele report was an oppo-research started by an anti-Trump, conservative website before he got the Republican nomination. Look it up.

Steve Zinck
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Yes it was. That doesn’t mean that everything done after that was done by a conservative website. Your logic defies all imagination.

I. Chin
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Am I the only one to DEMAND accountablity from the IRS, DoJ, FBI, former officials like Clapper and Brennan, and Hillary? How about the Obozo admin (why does that sound too much like a 3rd-world dictatorship? Papa Doc Obozo executive ordersX?)

I. Chin
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The party of weaponizing everything from government, to “cultural appropriation”, culture, language, to ancient tweets now ASKS to be excused?
BWAHAHAHA! Not happening.

Curt Haas
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LOL, I love it the Democrat party has Weaponized the IRS in the department of justice and social media to crush conservatives and now they don’t want us to expose them with their own factual information? Here’s a message to the DNC, we are going to stomp on you like the stink bug that you are get ready for hell you losers! You’re all going to prison. You reap what you sow!

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